Saints exploring Superdome naming rights options

The Louisiana Superdome served as a shelter of last resort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but sustained major damages during the storm. FEMA provided $176 million in funding for emergency protective measures, debris removal, mitigation measures and repairs to the facility, speeding the New Orleans' Saints return to their home field.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are preparing to find a new naming rights holder for the Superdome. Mercedez-Benz has held naming rights under a 10-year agreement that expires in July 2021 and Saints say the German automaker does not intend to extend the deal. Mercedes-Benz also owns naming rights to the current home of the Atlanta Faclons. Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in Atlanta in 2017 and its naming rights deal runs 27 years. The auto maker says it is “fully prepared to honor” the Superdome deal but also supports efforts the Saints make to explore future options.